I don’t mean to be a Bitter Bill about all this, but the God-like admiration for President Elect Barack Obama that seems to be sweeping the nation the world right now is giving me an upset stomach. I agree the guy is charismatic, and he knows when, where, and what buttons to push. But if you put someone, anyone, up on a pedestal that high, they are bound to fall. And when they do, it’s the people that erected the pedestal in the first place that are the most disappointed. I have read comments from many Obama supporters who hope for another Kennedy. But once Kennedy fell, America faced some of the worst upheavals in the country’s history.

I am not cynical, though. I would love to see Mr. Obama change the world like he promises to do. I welcome his ideas and attitude towards the public office with open arms. But I cannot, like so many people in America, accept that the war is over. Mr. Obama won an election for the chance to bring change so badly needed, but that is all he has done. The woes brought on us by the Bush administration didn’t go away on the evening of November 4th, 2008.

I am excited for the future of my country for the first time in a long time, but we need to see through the illusions politicians and the media weave, and not jump blindly up and down crying and screaming that our savior has come before he’s done anything to prove it. I’d love to hear why you think Mr. Obama is right for the presidency, or how you may be disappointed in the choice America made. And if you are not from the States, I’d love to hear your view on everything.

Rant over. Nothing to see here. Carry on.

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One Comment on “Oooooooobama!”

  1. Tim Says:

    Bitter Bill?

    Definitely sweeping the world. In the Shanghai airport I saw a t-shirt with a picture of Obama’s face on it next to one with Mao Tse Tung’s.

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